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Unvaccinated children will still need to wear masks in the classroom this fall, Fauci says


The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no longer need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, in most circumstances.

"First of all, the schools should be open, face-to-face, in-person classes in the fall," Fauci told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "We absolutely have to do that."

In those situations, children who are not vaccinated ­— and most elementary school students won't be — should wear a mask, Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said. Earlier Friday, he said that elementary school children likely won't be vaccinated until the end of the year.